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Dive Review of Dive Experience in
Virgin Islands/St. Croix, USVI

Dive Experience: "Disappointment with St. Croix", Apr, 2018,

by Jacob Rosenstein, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10684.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments My first choice of a dive operator had closed their shop due to damage from Hurricane Maria in 2017. I purchase 2 dive packages at Dive Experience for the location and based on a previous Undercurrent reviewer. I regret my choice now. I dove the USVI for 3 days and didn't get to any wall diving until my last day. Although ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Fiji, Indonesia, Palau, Red Sea, California Channel Islands, Cuba, Sea of Cortez
Closest Airport Christianstead Getting There San Francisco to Miami. We had a long wait for our American flight to St. Croix, getting in an hour and a half late.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions We had to dive with the group. There were many divers on the first day, but group size was smaller on subsequent days.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There was a separate rinse tank for U/W cameras where they would have to stay until diving. Small boats make for cramped spaces. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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